Norfolk residents are being urged to help support a new RSPCA gift shop which is set to open at the charity’s wildlife centre near King’s Lynn
The exciting new wildlife gift shop is based at the East Winch Wildlife Centre and will sell a huge array of unique gifts including artwork and sculptures as well as all things wildlife related such as food and items to support the wildlife in your garden. The money raised will go towards helping the thousands of animals which are cared for locally at the centre every year.
The shop is situated within the newly revamped visitor and education centre where staff and volunteers have been working hard behind the scenes to get ready for the grand opening which will be on Friday, April 29. For the launch weekend starting on Friday, April 29, the shop will also be open on Saturday 30 and Sunday, May 1st and for the following weeks, it will be open every Friday and Saturday.
The shop will sell all things wildlife related with everything from stunning seal sculptures to creative teapot bird boxes as well as cuddly toys, cards and prints and hedgehog houses and wildlife food.
Many of the artwork and sculptures have been created by dedicated wildlife artists who will donate part of the sale to the wildlife centre, several artists are based in Norfolk. Centre manager Evangelos Achilleos, said: “We are so excited to finally be able to open the shop to the public as so much hard work has gone behind the scenes to make this a reality.”
“We really do have some incredible items for sale – which are also so very unique – and the best thing is that everything you buy will in turn help to support the 200 plus wild animals we are currently rehabilitating at the centre – this includes seals, birds, cubs, and hedgehogs.
“The RSPCA is a charity and we rely completely on donations from the generous public – we currently have some 200 animals at the centre including around 50 seal pups – and to feed the seals alone with fish costs a staggering £3,500 and we spend a further £4,000 a month on running costs to rehabilitate the seals – so we have to do all we can to raise the funds for the centre.
“The people of Norfolk and further afield have always been so supportive of our work here at the East Winch Wildlife Centre and we hope that they will take the time to pay us a visit to see just what we have in stock at the store.
“We have been so overwhelmed by the support of many wildlife artists who have pledged to sell their pieces at our centre.
“It really is a wonderland of wildlife and there is something for everyone – this is a brand new venture for the centre and we look forward to welcoming old and new friends to the shop.”
Opening times will be:
There is also parking available at the shop for visitors.
East Winch has an Amazon wish list of items that are most in need, which can be found here: